A function was held on the lawns at Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) on Wednesday to celebrate 71st foundation of NMC in presence of Dayashankar Tiwari, Mayor. The corporation was established on March 2, 1951.
Tiwari, Avinash Thakre, Ruling Party Leader, Radhakrishnan B, Municipal Commissioner, and Laxmi Yadav, Corporator, offered floral tributes to the statue of Bar Sheshrao Wankhede. On the occasion, Dipak Kumar Meena, Additional Municipal Commissioner, Nirbhay Jain, Deputy Commissioner, Mahesh Dhamecha, Asstt Commissioner, Manish Soni, PRO, officers and others were present.
G G Desai was the administrator from March 1, 1951 to July 3, 1951 when the corporation was established and then he was working as the Chief Executive Officer from July 4, 1951 to August 10, 1952.
Bar Sheshrao Wankhede took charge as the first Mayor on July 24, 1952 and against he became the Mayor for the second time and held charge of the post till January 24, 1956. Kundatai Vijaykar, his daughter, also became Mayor of the city and held the charge from February 5, 1996 to Febrary 9, 1999. The father and daughter held Mayorship in NMC is historic.